Life After Graduation

Carroll Nursing Graduates Land Great Jobs

In a time when a soft economy makes jobs for new nurses more challenging to find, it's never been a better time to be a Carroll College nursing graduate! Many employers have told us that Carroll grads are their top picks and within a few months following graduation, a majority of our graduates find employment in nursing. Carroll nurses are working in a wide variety of positions and places.

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Examples of employment from our 2020 graduate nurses who had these jobs lined up before they graduated in May 2020.

  • Vanderbilt University Medical Center: Oncology nurse resident (Tennessee)
  • Billings Clinic ICU
  • Behavioral Health Unit at St. Patrick’s in Missoula
  • OB Unit at Bozeman Health
  • RN Inpatient Postpartum/Gynecology (OB) at Sanford Health (Bismarck, ND)
  • St. Peter’s Health ER (Helena)
  • Inpatient Cancer Care RN at Billings Clinic
  • ICU at Sanford Health (North Dakota)
  • Behavioral Health Unit at Providence in Missoula
  • RN at Shodair Children's Hospital (Helena)
  • Behavioral Health Unit at St. Peter’s Health (Helena)
  • Benefis Healthcare in Great Falls
  • Emergency Department at Billings Clinic
  • Leo Pocha Clinic (Helena)
  • Medical/Surgical/Pediatric RN at St. Alexius Health in Dickinson, ND
  • Coordinator of clinical services at Endocrinology Clinic at St. Peter’s Health (Helena)
  • Skilled Nursing/Long-Term Care RN, Providence St. Joseph's Care Center in Spokane, WA
  • RN on Cardiovascular Unit at Billings Clinic
  • St. James Healthcare in Butte
  • RN on Surgical Floor at St. Peter's Regional Medical Center, Helena MT
  • RN on Inpatient Behavioral Health Unit at Benefis (Great Falls)
  • VA Healthcare in Oregon
  • Neuro ICU nurse at MedStar Hospital Center in Washington D.C.
  • Cardiac nurse resident at Vanderbilt (Tennessee)
  • Continued service in Army Reserves and FLEX RN on Children’s Unit at Shodair Children’s Hospital (Helena)

Examples of employment from our 2019 graduate nurses

  • Two grads at Mayo Clinic in Rochester on the Medical unit
  • Two grads at Mayo Clinic in Rochester in NICU
  • Billings Clinic - ICU
  • St. Peter’s Health Medical Group Clinical Service Coordinator in Helena
  • St. Vincent’s – Billings on Cardiac/Telemetry Unit
  • Acute rehab – St. Luke’s Medical Center in Boise, ID
  • Mayo Clinic, Rochester - St. Mary’s Hospital, general and plastic surgical unit
  • Fairbanks Memorial Hospital, OR & Circulatory RN
  • ICU – St. Clare Hospital - Lakewood, WA
  • RN Clinic Coordinator with St Peter’s Medical Group
  • Two grads at Benefis Health System Emergency Room Residency Program in Great Falls
  • Surgical Residency – St. James Healthcare, Butte
  • Community Hospital of Anaconda, Labor & Delivery
  • Nurse Residency at E. Maine Medical Center – Bangor, ME
  • Labor and Delivery New Grad Residency, Billings Clinic
  • ICU – Abdominal Transplant Unit @ Tulane Medical Center
  • Nurse residency program at Benefis Hospital in Great Falls - Progressive Cardiovascular Unit (PCVU)
  • NICU, Billings Clinic
  • Cardio Unit, Billings Clinic
  • Telemetry Unit – St. Luke’s in Boise

Employer Comments

Employers were asked, “Are there any areas where this Carroll College graduate excels?”

She is an incredible nurse and leader. She is professional, kind, compassionate and maintains a very high standard of care with patients. Her critical thinking skills far exceed the standard and she is regularly recognized for her ability by her peers as well as physicians.

Excels at everything she does! She is an excellent nurse and has already been given more responsibility as a clinical nurse and is now precepting and helping new nurses coming in.

Follow through, thoroughness, dedication, openness, desire to learn and grow, leadership.

Leadership, aptitude to assimilate clinical knowledge, critical thinking.

Communication and flexibility.

Communication, critical thinking and community outreach.

She holds positions on several councils to work with management and her peers to drive change and patient safety for her unit.

He is one of my best employees. It reflects very well on your institution.

Carroll graduates excel at seeing the bigger picture of holistic care versus seeing each order as a task that needs to be completed. They are able to put the entire patient in the center of everything they do and are able to think through how doing one thing affects the next thing.

New Carroll RN grads are positive, asking lots of questions, able to critically think through the care they are providing, able to clarify inconsistencies, motivated and eager. It appears to me the faculty are doing a great job at Carroll.

Carroll College produces some of the best nurses I have ever had the pleasure of working with!

Courage: She understands disease processes in the med-surg arena that allows her to speak up. She is identified as a subject matter expert in this field!

Approachable: All staff members enjoy working with her because she's fair, honest, and a proven hard worker.

Excellent memory and attention to detail: She has developed, updated, and researched 10 policy and procedure guidelines. Her willingness to learn and help when needed allows senior leadership to trust her to act as "acting" department head when needed.

She excels in critical thinking in a fast paced primary tertiary care center. She has exceptional people skills and is a strong team builder.

She owns her practice, is engaged in her role, continues to seek education, and has received her Oncology Certification.

Her ability to interact positively with both patients and staff across the organization is very admirable.

He is easy to work with and willingly tries new things. He goes beyond expectations to complete a job.

Compassion and a holistic approach to care.

She is a wonderful employee and is caring and excellent when providing care to patients. She is always willing to go the extra mile for her patients. While she is incorporating her knowledge as a student and a nurse, it's her unfailing compassion and kindness makes her an excellent nurse.

He has excellent critical thinking skills!

She has a strong work ethic and is a critical thinker. She is an asset to our team.

I have several Carroll grads on my unit and they all have been much more confident in expressing themselves to other team members. They are articulate and very self-confident individuals.

Carroll graduates excel at seeing the bigger picture of holistic care versus seeing each order as a task that needs to be completed. They are able to put the entire patient in the center of everything they do and are able to think through how doing one thing affects the next thing.

New Carroll RN grads are positive, asking lots of questions, able to critically think through the care they are providing, able to clarify inconsistencies, motivated and eager. It appears to me the faculty are doing a great job at Carroll.

Carroll College produces some of the best nurses I have ever had the pleasure of working with!

I have several Carroll grads on my unit and they all have been much more confident in expressing themselves to other team members. They are articulate and very self-confident individuals.

Carroll graduates have great communication skills, and a very sound base entering practice.

The Carroll students seem better prepared to integrate theory with practical application.

I have worked with several Carroll College graduates, they seem to be especially prepared for roles which require additional responsibility and leadership.

Keep up the great work of educating the next generation.

I feel the Carroll graduate nurses are well prepared – they come with good clinical knowledge achieved through their clinicals. I have just hired another Carroll graduate. I am very pleased with their knowledge and work ethic.

They are confident and feel prepared for their career. They are proud to be Carroll grads too.

I wish I had 100 of her!

She is very thoughtful and logical in her analysis. Very calm presence; excellent critical thinking and organizational skills; develops a very trusting relationship with her patients, families, and co-workers

Her whole patient care and communication to her team members.

All the students I've hired are excellent!

Critical thinking, time management, problem solving, professionalism